A Tale of Two Counties Tackling the Social Determinants of Health

May 19, 2022

Social determinants of health (SDOH) have been on the minds of local, county and state governments for years. These two jurisdictions have been conspicuously active in pioneering innovative programs addressing SDOH.

Positive Outcomes for SDOH Interventions: A Q&A With Kate Sommerfeld

May 18, 2022

Kate Sommerfeld, president of the Social Determinants of Health Institute, spoke about efforts to address social determinants of health (SDOH) gaining traction, taking an interconnected approach and using data analytics to understand the value of the efforts to address SDOH.

Heading Upstream to the Social Determinants of Health

May 18, 2022

There’s a long history to recognizing that social factors shape people’s health. But the social determinants of health are getting more attention than ever. Will that attention turn into action and lasting change?

Reframing Race and Cancer

May 12, 2022

Research and discussion about the high cancer rates among Black Americans used to be dominated by genetics and the search for biological differences. Now attention has shifted to the social determinants of health.

Fixing the Coverage Gap After Incarceration

May 08, 2022

Healthcare insurance in the U.S. can be spotty, even with expansion of coverage under the Affordable Care Act. One of the remaining problem areas is coverage for people who are leaving prison or jail.